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YWCA Wins Birmingham Business Journal Nonprofit Award

March 29, 2013

The YWCA Central Alabama was honored to receive the Birmingham Business Journal’s Second Annual Nonprofit Award for organizations with revenue of over $5 million. The awards luncheon was held on March 14, at The Wynfrey Hotel. Over 200 people attended the event, which recognized the philanthropic work of nonprofit organizations and corporations around the Birmingham area. Finalists were selected by a panel of judges.

YWCA Partners with NCCJ to Host Anytown Alabama

March 20, 2013

The YWCA Central Alabama will once again partner with the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) to host Anytown Alabama on June 2 – 8, 2013, at Camp Hargis in Chelsea, Alabama. Applications are currently being accepted for this interactive and fun camp experience that is dedicated to creating capable leaders.

YWCA Holds Sixth Annual KIDS Korner Luncheon

March 8, 2013

The YWCA Central Alabama held its sixth annual KIDS (Kids in Distress) Korner Luncheon on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center. The luncheon benefited KIDS Korner, the YW’s child care program for children of homeless families. This year, more than 45 YWonderful women and men invited over 400 of their friends, co-workers and neighbors to the KIDS Korner Luncheon for a day of friend-raising and fundraising. This year’s luncheon raised over $86,000!

YWCA Receives A Special Delivery From Power Force Apparel

February 27, 2013

A special delivery was made a few weeks ago to the YWCA Central Alabama. Power Force Apparel LLC donated 200 pairs of shoes and athletic apparel for the families that we serve. The company's CEO, Guy Savage, says he's simply doing his part to give back to the community. 

YWCA Receives National Planning Award for Woodlawn Revitalization

February 13, 2013

The YWCA Central Alabama is honored to be the recipient of the American Planning Association's (APA) 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for Advancing Diversity & Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff. The award comes as a result of a multimillion dollar urban neighborhood revitalization effort implemented in the Woodlawn community. 

YWCA Central Alabama Hosting National Day of Action on Predatory Lending

February 6, 2013

The YWCA Central Alabama will be hosting a National Day of Action on Thursday, February 14th at 11:30 a.m. People from all across the Birmingham region are invited to gather together and call for changes to laws which allow certain lenders to charge predatory rates. These predatory loans have a devastating affect on our neighbors, and we want you to come out and lend your voice in the fight against abusive lending practices. 

YWCA Tours Jefferson County State Senators

January 25, 2013

The YWCA was pleased to have several members of the Jefferson County Senate Delegation at our Downtown and Woodlawn locations. The senators began by taking a walk through our NAEYC accredited child care center before heading to view firsthand the revitalization work that is being done in Woodlawn which includes four apartment complexes with 58 units of affordable housing, a KaBOOM! playground, Interfaith Hospitality House, a shelter for intact, homeless families, a community garden and a Family Resource Center.

YWCA AmeriCorps Members Participate in MLK Unity Walk

January 16, 2013

While most employees look forward to a day off in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., the YWCA Central Alabama's AmeriCorps members look forward to a day ON! MLK Day is a national day of service for all members of AmeriCorps, and the YWCA's AmeriCorps members chose to further Dr. King's dream by participating in the Birmingham Metro Diversity Coalition's (BMDC) MLK Unity Walk, which was held on January 12th. Members will also be attending the MLK Unity Breakfast on January 21st in observance of the MLK holiday. 

YWCA After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) Increases Participation by Thirty Percent

January 11, 2013

Thanks to the generosity of The Belk Foundation and Birmingham City Schools, the YWCA After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP) can now offer quality after-school programs to an increased number of children. With the recent additions to funding, program participation has grown by thirty percent and this is only the beginning! It has also allowed our staff to expand the range of services that will be offered to include spring break and summer enrichment programs.

Vestavia Hills Elementary East Brings Holiday Joy to YW Children

January 4, 2013

Students from Vestavia Hills Elementary East shared some holiday cheer with the children in KIDS (Kids in Distress) Korner, the YW’s child care for children of homeless families. Cathy Wall’s third grade class, also known as Wall’s Winners, took a field trip to downtown Birmingham to hand deliver brand new toys that they selected for the children served by the YWCA.